One dead, dozens rescued from rip currents along Jersey Shore

One dead, dozens rescued from rip currents along Jersey Shore

The waters of the New Jersey shore turned deadly on Saturday as Tropical Storm Odette set off dangerous conditions on beaches without lifeguards. One man died and several had to be rescued after dangerous rip currents sucked swimmers out to sea along short-staffed beaches throughout the day. A 54-year old man drowned at the beach … Read more

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East Harlem public school closed after COVID-19 outbreak

East Harlem public school closed after COVID-19 outbreak

After being open only a week, a city public school in East Harlem is the first to cancel in-person classes, after a COVID-19 outbreak among staffers. Nineteen people tested positive as of Friday at P.S. 79 on East 120th Street, prompting officials to switch over to remote education, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer tweeted. “My understanding is there are enough … Read more

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NYC street renamed after late Yankee Hall of Famer Whitey Ford

NYC street renamed after late Yankee Hall of Famer Whitey Ford

It’s another win for Whitey Ford! The late, great Hall of Fame Yankee pitcher out of Astoria, Queens, was celebrated Saturday afternoon with a neighborhood street renamed in his honor. Friends, family and elected officials beamed as 43rd Street between 34th and 35th avenues was co-named Edward Charles “Whitey” Ford Way. 43rd Street between 34th … Read more

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Manhattan man first to visit every Citi Bike station

Manhattan man first to visit every Citi Bike station

He’s been around the dock. A Manhattan man is the first to visit every Citi Bike station in the Big Apple and Jersey City — all 1,577 of them — often riding until past 4 a.m. to complete the more than five-borough feat. Why did Eric Finkelstein, 33, apply an “essentially ludicrous amount of effort” … Read more

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Waldo’s Rescue Pen left vulnerable dogs suffering: ex-employee

Waldo's Rescue Pen left vulnerable dogs suffering: ex-employee

A dogfight has erupted between a Manhattan animal rescue and an ex-employee who claims the group left vulnerable pups suffering. Waldo’s Rescue Pen founder Emily Dyson has allegedly been fostering out seriously sick animals, and several have died on her watch, sources said. In one case, four puppies died together of the highly-contagious but treatable … Read more

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Art by reclusive Hamptons socialite Rose de Rose hits auction

Art by reclusive Hamptons socialite Rose de Rose hits auction

She was a reluctant Hamptons socialite who turned her sprawling estate into a farm and delivered fresh eggs to her neighbors, but Rose de Rose was also a secret artist, whose works are now attracting a celebrity following. Martha Stewart is already lining up to bid on de Rose’s intricately carved mahogany and oak panels … Read more

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Thief stole FDNY gear, radio

Thief stole FDNY gear, radio

A slippery thief slithered into a Bronx firehouse and made off with an FDNY bunker coat and department radio, police said. The NYPD on Saturday released surveillance video and photos of the Sept. 12 theft at the Melrose Avenue firehouse of Engine Co. 71/Ladder Co. 55 shortly after 5 p.m. The burglary suspect — approximately … Read more

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Elderly man critically injured in Brooklyn crash

Elderly man critically injured in Brooklyn crash

A 70-year-old man behind the wheel of a SUV was critically injured Saturday when he slammed into a parked tractor trailer in Brooklyn, police said. The unidentified victim was driving a 2001 Jeep SUV southbound on Third Avenue near 50th Street in Sunset Park around 11:15 a.m. when he collided with the parked, unoccupied tractor … Read more

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NYPD plucks dog out of Hudson River to safety

NYPD plucks dog out of Hudson River to safety

A good Samaritan and cops on teamed up Saturday morning to rescue a pit bull that was struggling to stay afloat in the Hudson River. An unidentified civilian boater spotted the male pitbull pup’s perilous predicament near Pier 66 in Manhattan at 9:15 a.m. and scooped up the struggling pooch into his vessel, police said. … Read more

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Maspeth HS diplomas ‘not worth the paper’ they’re printed on

Maspeth HS diplomas 'not worth the paper' they're printed on

Let them work at Taco Bell. Maspeth High School created fake classes, awarded bogus credits, and fixed grades to push students to graduate — “even if the diploma was not worth the paper on which it was printed,” an explosive investigative report charges. Principal Khurshid Abdul-Mutakabbir demanded that teachers pass students no matter how little … Read more

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